UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes – A Night of Thrills and Skills

UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes was a mixed martial arts event that took place on June 8, 2019, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event was headlined by a UFC Bantamweight Championship bout for the vacant title between 2008 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and then UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo and former WSOF Bantamweight Champion Marlon Moraes.

The event was a spectacle, with Cejudo becoming the third man to become UFC champion in two divisions simultaneously and the seventh person overall to win a title in different divisions. The co-main event featured a UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship bout between the reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Eye.

The night was filled with memorable moments and impressive performances. Henry Cejudo captured his second UFC championship with an incredible come-from-behind TKO victory over Marlon Moraes. Cejudo struggled in the first round, but something clicked for him in the second round. He attacked with knees in the clinch and turned the bout into a brawl. With the pressure on, Moraes appeared to fade in the third round. Cejudo was able to work the fight to the ground, where he applied a vicious ground-and-pound to finish it.

In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko defended her UFC flyweight crown for the first time in emphatic fashion, knocking out Jessica Eye in the second round. Shevchenko’s opening body kicks landed with a thud, immediately getting Eye’s attention. Moments later, Shevchenko scored a takedown and kept Eye grounded until the end of the round.

Another highlight of the night was the fight between Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone. Ferguson showed he remains a force in the UFC lightweight division with his second-round TKO win. However, the fight ended in a controversial manner due to a doctor’s stoppage because of Cerrone’s swollen-shut right eye. Despite the controversy, Ferguson’s win extended his current winning streak to 12.

UFC 238 was a wild night of fights with some impressive performances and memorable moments. From a dominant performance by Valentina Shevchenko to an emphatic return from Tony Ferguson, the United Center crowd in Chicago was treated to a little bit of everything. The event was a testament to the skill, determination, and resilience of the fighters, and it will be remembered as one of the most exciting nights in UFC history.

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